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Temporary Closure of Center Parkway for Blue Line Light Rail Construction - Thursday, February 26 (8 p.m.) through Monday, March 2 (5 a.m.)


CONTACT: Alane Masui Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Construction activities related to the Sacramento Regional Transit Districtís (RT) Blue Line to Cosumnes River College (CRC) light rail extension project will require three separate road closures. Following the recent temporary closures of Meadowview Road and Franklin Boulevard, the final road closure will be the complete closure of Center Parkway just north of Cosumnes River Boulevard (between Cosumnes River Boulevard and Union House Way) beginning at 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 26, 2015, and continuing until 5 a.m. on Monday, March 2, 2015.

RT's contractor will reconstruct the light rail track panels across Center Parkway as part of the Blue Line to CRC project. Work will include rebuilding the curb, gutter and sidewalk in this area, completely removing the roadway, and re-paving this section of Center Parkway.

Motorists are advised to use alternate routes. The main detour will be Center Parkway to Cosumnes River Boulevard to Franklin Boulevard to Valley Hi Drive to Center Parkway, and vice versa. The south exit of the Bridgeport Condominiums complex will be closed. Residents will need to use the north entrance at Arroyo Vista Drive instead.

Route 54 (Center Parkway) will be temporarily detoured during the closure. Pedestrian and bicycle access on Center Parkway will be maintained.

RT will provide updates on Facebook (facebook/SacramentoRT) and Twitter (@RideSacRT).

The Blue Line to CRC project will extend light rail 4.3 miles from the existing terminus at Meadowview Road to Cosumnes River College. Scheduled to open in September 2015, the light rail extension will feature four new light rail stations (Morrison Creek, Franklin, Center Parkway and Cosumnes River College).

As with any construction, dates are subject to change based on weather and other conditions. To sign up for construction alerts, visit blueline2crc.com or call the project information line at 916-556-0113.

For route, schedule and fare information, visit sacrt.com or call 916-321-BUSS (2877).



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